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BODY DISSATISFACTION AND MENTAL HEALTH IN PROFESSIONAL AND UNPROFESSIONAL MALE BODY BUILDERS

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HEIRANI A. | AHMADI SH.

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 Start Page 41 | End Page 49

Abstract

 The object of this research was to study the of professional and amateur male body builders’ BODY DISSATISFACTION and MENTAL HEALTH. For this reason, 97 body builders (46 professional and 51 unprofessional) of Tehran (age range of 21 to 34 years) were selected randomly and fulfill the General MENTAL HEALTH and BODY DISSATISFACTION questionnaire. Results showed that from the point of sub measures of physical sign, anxiety and depression, there was not a significant difference between two groups while in the social performance dimension, performance of unprofessional body builders was significantly better (p=0.001). Body mass index mean and idealistic body mass index were not equal in two groups. The amount of dissatisfaction from weight and form of body was not equivalent in two groups and the direction of this disorder was the same in them. In general, because of body mass index mean and idealistic body mass index were different, there was dissatisfaction from body condition between both groups of PROFESSIONAL AND UNPROFESSIONAL BODY BUILDERS.

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